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3 Leg Torso ‘Animals & Cannibals’

Oct 11, 2011 Comments Off on 3 Leg Torso ‘Animals & Cannibals’ by

Host Dmae Roberts presents the founders of the popular Portland group, 3 Leg Torso, Bela Belogh & Courtney Von Drehle. The original ‘meester’ street performers have turned 3 Leg Torso into a world class eclectic band. They present pieces from their hit CD “Animals & Cannibals” and talk about their longtime collaboration that began in the […]

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What We Can Do About Breast Cancer

Oct 27, 2011 Comments Off on What We Can Do About Breast Cancer by

When my mom died after three years of battling breast cancer, I decided to work on a project with women who survived the illness. To me it was a way to create more awareness about how devastating this disease can be on the woman (some men get breast cancer too) as well their family and […]

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Blueberry Therapy

Oct 09, 2011 Comments Off on Blueberry Therapy by

© Dmae Roberts 2011 When my mom died, I tried to find activities that would help me with my grief so I went blueberry picking. I enjoy berry season during Oregon summers. My experiences with picking began when I was child in the strawberry fields near Eugene. My mom took my brother and me strawberry […]

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Sandra de Helen +Worship In Pink

Oct 21, 2011 Comments Off on Sandra de Helen +Worship In Pink

Dmae Roberts visits with playwright Sandra de Helen who’s receiving a reading of her play in NYC. We’ll also spotlight a community celebration of breast cancer survivors at the Worship In Pink event in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium. Featured music by NW musician Molly Bauchham from her new CD Maid on the Shore. […]

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The Language of Flowers

Sep 15, 2011 Comments Off on The Language of Flowers

Dmae Roberts talks with author Vanessa Diffenbaugh about her debut novel The Language of Flowers. This debut novel has been a hit in Europe and has recently launched in America. The book tells parallel stories of a young woman raised in the foster care system who finds redemption and a future through the Victorian language […]

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Laura Moulton’s Street Books

Aug 30, 2011 Comments Off on Laura Moulton’s Street Books

On a sunny summer Wednesday, light rail trains roll past the Skidmore fountain in downtown Portland.  Twice a week this summer, Portland artist and writer Laura Moulton has hopped on her decked-out Haley tricycle and headed to downtown Portland. What makes her bike special is that it’s a mobile library. A large pullout drawer is […]

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Remembering Carolyn Holzman

Aug 09, 2011 6 Comments

On Friday, August 5, 2011, Portland lost one of its angels on earth. Carolyn Holzman, a dear friend, an innovative theatre artist and a devoted teacher, passed away from a heart attack. In her work as a director and choreographer for Portland stages and as an adjunct Professor in the theatre arts department at Portland State […]

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Lisa See’s History

Jul 23, 2011 Comments Off on Lisa See’s History

© Dmae Roberts 2011 I love reading Lisa See’s novels because I learn so much about history. Yes, I get caught up in the characters and their individual struggles and stories but I deeply appreciate the depth of her research. It’s like having a fabulous history teacher who draws you into the big picture of […]

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